Day 3 Feel Good

Jess Glynne’s Hold My Hand

Back then, I was not really into pop/contemporary music. I was more into alternative rock and the rebel/punk genre. My parents were not amused of course. They were sort of disoriented since before that, I was more into the classics (Hello 60’s, hello the Beatles, hello Beegees). Below’s the timeline if you got confused too.

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               The Oldie Goldies                     Alt Rock/Punk                Pop/Good Vibes

Well, you get the idea.

Anyway, they thought I was depressed since all I play are the sad, loud songs ‘only the junkies’ listen to. But that wasn’t the case. I just thought I connected well with their lyrics, so I got kind of into it without realizing.

So my habit back then was to compile all the .mp3s in a USB, plug it in our Home Theater, and turn the volume up to max. Of course I got my sister’s approval, since she was into it back then too but unfortunately, my parents weren’t amused. They weren’t OK with it since they thought the neighbors would think there’s some depressed psycho living in our house or worse, a dreaded junkie. So they confronted me one time and said, “Those are some sad tunes.” (Translated)

Lol I won’t admit it to their faces but they kind of are. I mean, MCR? Linkin Park? Red Hot Chilli Peppers? Yea, they kind of make me sad. They make me remember some nasty things I don’t really want to think about.

So after a while, my sunshine-y roomie, (She’s a career woman now) kept on playing Jess Glyne’s Hold My Hand. It sounded so cheery, and at first it made me sick but I can’t really tell her upfront her music choices suck.

So I bore with it.

Well it kind of got into me at some point. The thing is, the tune sounds so cheery but the lyrics is telling a different story. There’s just some sort of disconnect. Here:

Darling, hold my hand
Oh, won’t you hold my hand?
‘Cause I don’t wanna walk on my own anymore
Won’t you understand? ‘Cause I don’t wanna walk alone
I’m ready for this, there’s no denying
I’m ready for this, you stop me falling
I’m ready for this, I need you all in
I’m ready for this, so darling, hold my hand

Doesn’t this sound like something Adele would sing? LOL or maybe it’s just me. 😛

However this doesn’t change the fact that it still brings a whole lot of good vibes. I feel refreshed whenever I hear it, and I love the feel of my heart thumping faster than normal. Plus, I’ll give it some credit for pulling me towards the Pop genre. I feel better now, a little less sad than when I used to listen to some testosterone-filled MCR pieces.

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Day 2: Least Fave

Yoko Ono’s cover of Katy Perry’s Firework

I really had high hopes when I first saw the title. Logic dictates this must be good, since Yoko Ono is a renowned musician. Expecting an exotic cover, I even turned the volume up because this must be something different from all other covers.

But.

Hah.

I was not expecting something uber exotic as this.

You call this music? I call it noise.

You call this cover? I call it some pompous crap.

I sound like a shallow troll but judge me after you hear it, yea?

Lots of people say (even my friends) that there must be something in it, some deep meaning embedded that makes it more than meets the ear.

I beg to differ. My common sense tells me it’s a woman howling her heart out with indistinguishable noises she calls ‘notes’. However, as much as I dislike the cover, I still respect her views on music. Well, people can do whatever they want, no?

But as I read the comments section, I found something noteworthy:

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So was she mocking modern music? Was she trying to convey her disappointment with today’s music industry? As she howled her heart out, was there some bitterness in it directed towards today’s music producers?

I don’t know what goes inside Yoko Ono’s head. She has always been a rebel, and with this piece she might be telling us something, for all we know.

Bah. 

P.S. Btw some comments I found that got me in stitches:

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Day 1: 5 Ways to Win My Heart

Talk and breathe anime. Never shut up.
I won’t judge you. Just talk your brains out and I shall keep up. If you can’t even do this, I don’t think we’d work out.

Let me rant. Hear me out. 
I know guys are also full of their own shit but please for Pete’s sake. Let me rant. Please let me drone on and on without calling me a motormouth. You don’t have to listen and understand every word I say. You just have to act like you understand my pain and tell me that one-liner I so needed to hear: “Don’t worry, I can handle it.” It’s not that hard!

Be a try guy.
If you are a person who’s willing to try everything I fancy, then *we* could work. Take note, you don’t have to like it. You just have to try it. Remember, an adventurer never loses his charm.

Direct, warm courtship.
No games, please.

Your company is much appreciated.
I appreciate guys who’s just sort of *there* all the time. Someone you could yank and pull anywhere, without acting like a spoiled brat. Even in days where you don’t really do anything, him just being there provides utmost comfort and solace. That’s the crucial moment where I start getting comfy and form some sort of friendly attachment.

Day 1: Fave Pick

Songs come and go. The song you love so much right now (that you probs raped the replay button) will not be the same as your future favorite pick. However, there will always be a song or piece that really influences your music choices. For me, that piece would be Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major.

A cliché classic choice, huh? But the thing is, I don’t really know why that piece stuck with me. I guess it was because of that unforgettable euphoria I felt as the piece drew to a close.

LOL IDRK.

I first heard it way, way back in 4th grade? Not really sure. Timestamping is not really my thing. I was browsing Youtube randomly then up popped this Pantene ad: Extraordinary Pantene Commercial

Anyway, the piece just kind of stuck with me because I couldn’t really determine the feeling it gives. Like it can be sad, it can be happy, can be associated with starting anew (which can be happy or sad?). I could not really tell. However, even if there are lots of feelings that can be associated with it that it lost focus, it never fails to give me the good vibes I need.What’s more is that even though it’s a classic, it doesn’t sound stuffy like the other pieces. In fact, it is refreshing and uplifting.

P.S. It’s because of this piece that I adore the key of D.

P.P.S. And if you’re into rock, check out the Rock version! THIS ONE IS SO RAD.